|Written by Denise Bogacki|
Necklaces have been around for centuries. Necklaces may have been worn as far back as the Stone Age. During an excavation in a cave scientist found forty-one mollusks. It is thought these mollusks may have been strung together to make a necklace. In other archeological digs stones, animal teeth, claws and bones have been found strung together
The early Egyptians, both men and women, were known to have worn necklaces made with gold and beads of a lot of different shapes. Some were even adorned with jewels.
Over the years many different civilizations have been known to wear necklaces and other forms of jewelry. Hundreds or even thousands of years ago, jewelry was created out of the limited resources available to the makers. Gold and gemstones were in abundance during some of those times.
As it was just a few hundred years ago, jewelry is worn to complete the look. It has been used as a fashion statement. Today jewelry is made to reproduce several different cultures and time eras, as well as the latest designs to compliment today's fashion.
With the modern technology and the resources we have today, we have the ability to create such quality synthetic gemstones as the cubic zirconia. Cubic zirconia is used in many of the jewelry fashions of today. It can be used in the recreation of the Victorian style of necklaces or the latest fashion trends of today. Cubic zirconia is rarely, if ever, used in old-fashioned jewelry. The vintage necklaces are typically made from rhinestones or colored crystals. However, it is used with all of the precious metals used today in the making of jewelry. You can still find cubic zirconia in metal plated in several layers of gold. Making them even more affordable than those made from 18k gold, silver, platinum or titanium.
From the descriptions and the paintings of several hundred years ago, modern jewelry is not as lavish or the gemstones as massive or as in such large quantity as it was then.
The necklaces created with cubic zirconia today are elegant with tastefully displayed gemstones. The designs vary from Celtic to current styles. The cubic zirconias are sometimes matched with faux sapphires, emeralds and other synthetic gemstones. Any necklace creation you can find in diamond and other precious stones can or has been emulated with cubic zirconia gemstones.
If you are looking to create a new or to make additions to your current jewelry collection, cubic zirconia will enable you to do this from the commercial perspective. This will allow you to get more jewelry no matter what your budget. Online you will find web sites specializing in quality cubic zirconia stones with any of the precious metals and synthetic gemstones in their product line. If you are looking for a gift for a family member, friend or even yourself, you are sure to find something to catch your eye and appeal to your taste. The next time you go shopping, you might want to take a look in the jewelry section. If you don't see any cubic zirconia, you may be mistaking them for diamonds, so ask the clerk to show you the line of cubic zirconia they sell.
You will find plenty of cubic zirconia to look at on line, but sometime it is best to see them in your hand. This will give you the possibility to look very closely at them. Photos can be touched up, but the proof will be in your hand.